Monday, 3 June 2013

THE HAIRCARE CHRONICLE: RAGING RED HAIR

Roaring To Be Red


- Since declaring myself a red head forever a few months ago, I have decided that the time has come to step up my regime for ravenous red hair.

Red hair makes me feel confident and more importantly myself.
With a swanky occasion on the horizon it was time to refresh the red.

My hair is currently a mix of faded out red, dark brown and some coppery tones.
Whilst it doesn't look horrendous I do have some regrowth showing and I like a freshed colour after weeks of the fade.

I am using Live Colour XXL by Schwarzkopf in the shade 35 Real Red.


This is a colour intense shade that is for people who already have red hair or have bleached hair.
There is another XXL colour to transform the darkest of hair to a red hue.
It is a permanent coloration but I think that the tone only sticks around for two weeks at the most.
The dye is applied to dry hair.

I left the formula on for 30 minutes on my roots and the top layer of my hair 
and for 20 minutes on the very ends of my hair which are fairly damaged and brittle.

Upon rinsing the dye our of my hair I applied a large helping of the
Tre'semme Colour Fade Protection conditioner to my hair and left it on for an hour before rinsing.

The following day, I wanted to up the amp of my red colour even more so I used an old favourirte
the La Rich'e Directions Paint Pot in 'Poppy Red'.

This is a hair stain and is non permanent, after using the paint pot, your final colour result will depend on how light or dark it was in the first place.
As my red was a medium red, I was expecting a little more colour pay off.

You apply the paint pot to dry hair and I left mine on for an hour.
I also added some of the Poppy Red shade to my conditioner to disperse more stain through my hair on every wash.

The Colour Result


Not the best photograph admitedly (I was trying to have a picture with a cat in London) 
However, it does show the true colour pay off in natural daylight.

I have always had a love hate relationship with dry shampoo, the white powder always showing amongst my red hair.
I was delighted to see that Batiste have released a dry shampoo for red hair.
 'Vibrant and Red'.



This product is great for inbetween washes and also when roots are a little more significant.
It is also completely blendable, without a horrid white streak.

How do you maintain your coloured hair?

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2 comments

  1. I loved being red a few years back, but I just couldn't keep it up! My hair would be a salmon colour within a couple of weeks. Plus, I couldn't keep it for opera anyway, so it had to go! Did really like it though. You suit it really well :) xx

    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's
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  2. I was red for a couple of years in college and I do miss it but it was so difficult to get out! x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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